stick one's neck out
phrasal to make oneself vulnerable by taking a risk

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • stick\ one's\ neck\ out — • stick one s neck out • stick one s chin out v. phr. informal To do something dangerous or risky. When I was in trouble, Paul was the only one who would stick his neck out to help me. John is always sticking his chin out by saying something he… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • stick one's neck out — ► stick one s neck out informal risk criticism or anger by acting or speaking boldly. Main Entry: ↑stick …   English terms dictionary

  • stick one's neck out — phrasal : to lay oneself open (as to attack, criticism, complaint, detection, punishment, reprisal) : run the risk of bringing down upon oneself a consequence detrimental to oneself (as by taking another s part, making a decision outside the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • stick one's neck out — or[stick one s chin out] {v. phr.}, {informal} To do something dangerous or risky. * /When I was in trouble, Paul was the only one who would stick his neck out to help me./ * /John is always sticking his chin out by saying something he shouldn… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • stick one's neck out — or[stick one s chin out] {v. phr.}, {informal} To do something dangerous or risky. * /When I was in trouble, Paul was the only one who would stick his neck out to help me./ * /John is always sticking his chin out by saying something he shouldn… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • stick one's neck out —    If a person sticks their neck out, they draw attention to themselves by saying or doing something that others are afraid to do.     Julie stuck her neck out and said that the sales target would be impossible to reach without extra staff …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • stick one's neck out — take risks, support someone He never sticks his neck out for anyone at work and therefore has few friends …   Idioms and examples

  • stick one's neck out — verb To take a risk, putting oneself in a vulnerable position …   Wiktionary

  • stick one's neck out — informal risk incurring criticism or anger by acting or speaking boldly. → the sticks …   English new terms dictionary

  • stick\ one's\ chin\ out — • stick one s neck out • stick one s chin out v. phr. informal To do something dangerous or risky. When I was in trouble, Paul was the only one who would stick his neck out to help me. John is always sticking his chin out by saying something he… …   Словарь американских идиом

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